Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy has backed Richard Keys’ call to FA to “do something” about Mikel Arteta’s touchline behavior. The Arsenal boss frequently leaves his technical area to protest against referee decisions. This behavior has caught the eyes of people, one of them is Richard Key who has been criticizing the Spaniards for his actions on the touchline.
The laws of the game say that occupants of the Technical area must behave in a “responsible manner”. But Arteta seems to sometimes break this law through his passionate behavior on the touchline.
Arteta has been receiving criticism from beIN sports presenter Keys, he was once again left furious on Sunday when Arsenal traveled to Chelsea. He posted a picture of Arteta outside his technical saying:
“Why is this allowed every week @FA_PGMOL? Arteta has been jumping up & down all game – way outside his technical area. Potter is in his & 4th is watching. Do something about this man,”
He branded Arsenal’s coach as the “most irritating coach” in Premier League in his blog posted on his website.
Richard Keys furious about Arteta
Richard Keys is furious with Mikel Arteta, following his post on Twitter Keys wrote in his blog:
“Someone please have a word with Mikel Arteta. Right now he’s the most irritating coach of the lot. Sit down man – and if you can’t do that – stay in your own technical area. I say this because someone is going to get hurt soon as a result of his antics,”
“There are good reasons coaches are asked to stay in their technical areas – safety is one issue. Graham Potter is clearly in his area. Arteta is not only out of his – but he’s on the touch line almost in front of the Chelsea bench. Why? And why is the 4th just watching – doing nothing?
“I had a mate text me after I’d pointed this out in a tweet on the day saying ‘agree – let’s see if he’s doing this when they’re sixth in March’. Harsh – because I think they’re in with a shout now. But sit down Arteta.”
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